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A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger, M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Magdalena Donea, and UW Bothell Librarians Denise Hattwig and Dani Rowland publish an article in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The article, "A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment," describes their collective work on the Washington Prison History Project, a digital archive of ...

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Dan Berger publishes introduction to new edition of Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published a lengthy introduction in the new edition of Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla. A photo essay authored by two journalists with unprecedented access to Washington's infamous prison, Concrete Mama was first published in 1981 and won a Washington State Book Award before going out of print. The University of Washington Press has just republished the book in connection with the UW Library. Berger will join Concrete Mama author John McCoy, formerly incarcerated activists ...

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Dan Berger on What the Latest Bipartisan Prison Reform Gets Wrong and Why It Matters

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed in Truthout on the First Step Act, a bipartisan reform measure now supported by the Trump administration. In reviewing the proposed law, Berger highlights the bipartisan failure to attend to the policies that would meaningfully reduce the number of people in prison. Berger also delivered two recent talks on similar topics ...

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Suzanne Cohen directs Expand Upon: Incarceration

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Suzanne Cohen (’15), Managing Artistic Director of Mirror Stage, presents Expand Upon: Incarceration, featuring David Drummond, Rick Dupree, Adria LaMorticella, Pablo Lopez, Corey Spruill, and Benjamin Symons. Additionally, IAS faculty member Dan Berger will deliver pre-show lectures on the History of Mass Incarceration in the United States on ...

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Dan Berger awarded Fellowship at Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger has been awarded a Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the winter/spring of 2019. Part of the New York Public Library...

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